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Cooray to run in London Marathon
He now hopes to better his performance in London, so that he will book his place in the sport’s most spectacular event also to be held in London in July.
2012-01-10 15:07:18
Samarajeewa, Abeyratne win Cross Country Race
D. L Samarajeewa of Central Province and G.T.A. Abeyratne of Southern Province won the men’s and women’s champion titles respectively in the 23rd National Cross Country Race
2012-01-30 19:07:14
Hambantota likely to be the host Asian Youth Games 2017
Sri Lanka’s emerging commercial hub, Hambantota is likely to be the venue for the 2017 Asian Youth Games
2012-02-02 19:14:46
Sri Lanka launches 'Lova dinana Kreeda Shakthi to promote sports for youth
In a move to encourage participation of children and youth in sports, Sri Lanka today launched an ambitious program that would provide training and scholarships to promising children across the island.
2012-02-14 04:43:33
Sri Lanka hopes to win more medals in 2013 SAARC Games
Sri Lanka hopes to win more medals at the SAARC Games 2013 which is to be held in New Delhi,India
2012-04-17 19:52:31
Athletics-New Athletic Association Heads aim high
Major General Daya Ratnayake elected uncontested was officially announced as the new Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) President while Rear Admiral Shemal Fernando was elected with a majority of 15 votes as the Secretary General at the SLAA general election at Sports Ministry Auditorium yesterday.
2012-05-03 19:46:50
Athletics-Junior Asian Championship on the right way
Sri Lanka will host one of Asia’s major sports championships, the 15th Asian Junior Athletic Championship from June 9 to 12 at the Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo.
2012-05-17 19:59:36
SL requests for inquiry on cancelation of Asian Junior Athletics C'ship
The Sri Lanka Athletic Association ( SLAA ) yesterday announced that the Asian Athletic Association ( AAA ) has cancelled the 15th Asian Junior Athletic Championship in Colombo. However, SLAA has taken immediate steps to request the Asian Athletic Association to re-consider and make necessary arrangements to hold the event as scheduled, according to Sports Ministry sources.
2012-05-21 19:55:36
Athletics-Rathnayake and Randeniya Team Captains for AJAC2012
R M S K Rathnayake of St. Joseph's Balika Vidyalaya, Kegalle who won a Silver Medal in 400m at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2011 has been appointed as the Team Captain of Sri Lanka. She will also take the Athlete's Oath at the Opening Ceremony.
2012-06-04 22:03:15
Athletics-Sri Lanka created history with two Golds and a Silver
Shiwanthi Kumari Ratnayake and R A Dulaj Madusanka won gold medals for Sri Lanka when they won the men’s and women’s 400 metres events respectively on the second day of 15 Asian Junior Athletic Championships (AJAC) here at Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.
2012-06-11 00:03:53
Athletics-Lanka Lions Athletic Meet begins tomorrow
The 14th annual Lanka Lions Senior and Junior athletic championship will be held on June 07 and 08 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Diagama, Homagama.
2012-07-05 19:54:42
Cricket-Lion Warrior athletic meet on Sunday
The Lion Warrior Colombo District Track and Field Championships organised by the Lion Warrior High Performance Program will be held on July 22 at the Sugathadasa stadium Colombo. The
2012-07-18 19:57:59
Athletics-BoC joins hands with AASL
Bank of Ceylon will provide the financial support to Sri Lanka Athletics for a period of five years. The sponsorship package will be Rs 115 million
2012-07-23 20:05:20
Sonali clocks a season’s best
Sri Lanka's Sonali Christine Merril clocked a season's best 57.15 seconds, yet she finished last in first round heat five of women's 400m hurdles at the XXXth Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium here last night.
2012-08-06 19:41:03
Athletics-Teenage sprinter Himasha Eshan banned for one year
Sri Lanka’s best 100 metre runner this year Himasha Eshan has been banned from competing in athletic meets for one year, said Sri Lanka’s Sports Medicine Unit Director General Prof Arjuna de Silva at a press briefing held at the Sports Medicine Unit, Colombo yesterday.
2012-12-12 07:24:28
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Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?

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“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews

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Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.

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